Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Absent Minded Professor/Son of Flubber|
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
This classic edition Disney Double Feature 2 Disc set stars loveable Fred McMuraray in two films: The Absent Minded Professor (the original and best) and Son Of Flubber.
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Son of Flubber needs a little stretching!
feltonfan | Blackwood, NJ USA | 03/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's nice to see a fair priced 2-disc set of these Disney favorites. However, they still didn't get Son Of Flubber right! It should be widescreen, not full screen. Is anybody at Disney listening?"
An OOOOLLLDDD favorite!
Photoscribe | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA | 01/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably my favorite Disney live-action comedy. It was done during a period when Disney used Fred Mac Murray for just about every adult male lead role they could find, and here, he was used beautifully! The writing, early sixties special effects, B&W cinematography and casting was absolutely perfect for this family confection. First of all, there's Mac Murray himself....that goofy speech pattern of his that says perpetually befuddled, but the basic cleverness that gets him out of his inevitable fixes...the affability that only he could muster, made him the perfect Ned Brainard. The smarmy, effete-looking Eliot Reid made a PERFECT romantic rival...the kind of guy the audience LOVED to hate! The not-too-severe looking Nancy Olsen as the object of Ned's affections, the woman he's jilted THREE TIMES at the altar...!? Perfect! Then there's that flying Model T!!
But the highlight of this film, beside the scenes of Ned flying his flubber-driven-flivver, is the basketball game that Ned helps his college team win by slapping flubber on the players' sneakers. This has to be one of the most golden slapstick comedy sequences of all time, as good as ANYTHING by Mack Sennett or Buster Keaton, and right up there with Chaplin's playing with the inflatable globe in "The Great Dictator"! I have always loved this movie, and the sequel, "Son of Flubber", while nowhere near as good as the original, has ONE funny sequence where Flubber goes commercial and is advertised as a floor covering, and a couple drops their baby on it, having it bounce back in their arms unharmed and amused instead of injured. Unfortunately, that's probably the only scene you'll remember from it, but it DOES complete the duo. Get "Absent Minded" alone or both, depending on how big a Disney fan you are. I can't recommend the original enough!"
Good family movies
Rhonda Spencer | 04/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are some of the best family movies. No language, no sex, no nudity. You are not embarrassed to watch them in front of the kids. I wish they made more movies like this, today."
Good black and white movies hold up for six year olds.
Wayne Kuykendall | Folsom, CA | 08/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Absent Minded Professor and thought my twin six year old grandkids would too. My only aprehension was how they would like a movie in black and white. They loved it and didn't even notice it wasn't in color!"